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H2B Cap Count Update
August 30, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of August 23, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 27,508 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
USCIS Reminder: Iraqi SIV Program to Expire on September 30, 2013
August 30, 2013
USCIS has issued a reminder that the authorization for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqi nationals, who worked for or on behalf of the United States government, will expire on September 30, 2013. The SIV program covers Iraqi nationals who, during the period between March 20, 2003 and the present, have been employed by or on behalf of the United States government in Iraq for a period of not less than one year. Individuals applying under this program, including family members, must be admitted to the United States or adjust their statuses before October 1, 2013.
U.S. Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples: How to Apply?
August 20, 2013
A U.S. Citizen or LPR who is in a same-sex marriage to a foreign national can now sponsor his or her spouse for a family-based immigrant visa by filing a Form I-130 and any applicable accompanying application(s). A U.S. Citizen who is engaged to be married to a foreign national of the same sex can also file a fiancÚ(e) petition (K-1 visa petition) on behalf of the foreign national. Learn more about the immigration options that are now available to same-sex couples and their family members and how to apply for immigration benefits based on a same-sex marriage.
H2B Cap Count Update
August 20, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of August 16, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 27,474 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
August 16, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of August 9, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 27,168 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
USCIS Reminder on 7/29/2013 Deadline for El Salvador TPS Re-registration
July 25, 2013
USCIS has reminded eligible nationals of El Salvador and persons without nationality who last regularly resided in El Salvador, and who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to re-register for TPS by July 29, 2013. Failure to re-register by this deadline may result in the loss of TPS status and work authorization. To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. All TPS re-registrants must also submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization whether they are requesting employment authorization or not.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 24, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of July 19, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 26,059 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 10, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of July 5, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 25,064 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 02, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of June 28, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 25,031 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
E-Verify: Enhancement to Allow Direct Notification to Employees
July 02, 2013
USCIS has announced an enhancement to E-Verify system that will allow direct notification to employees. With this new enhancement, if an employee voluntarily provides his or her email address on the Form I-9, E-Verify will notify the employee of a Tentative Nonconfirmation at the same time it notifies the employer. E-Verify will also send reminder emails to employees if no action to resolve the TNC has occurred within four days of a decision to contest and to notify them about the possible need to update a Social Security or Department of Homeland Security record.

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